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Bob Ruff - Teaching Can Be Fun!

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Bob Ruff - Teaching Can Be Fun!

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This 10-page handout is designed for callers interested in leading beginners' classes. Ruff argues that many callers are more interested in the latest flashy gimmick than in learning the basics of how to teach, especially how to work with beginning dancers.

The handout includes teaching techniques, the use of key words, styling, a program of study (lists of appropriate dances, both singing and patter), and a detailed agenda for the first three nights of a beginners' class.

Ruff writes,"To all of those who have ever had a yen to start a beginners' class or to those who would just like to teach as the need arises, I say to you, "Teaching Can Be Funl" You as a caller-teacher can become the greatest salesman in the world. The path to becoming a good teacher isn't what many would consider a "fun route" but once one has sold himself on the importance of teaching the beginner and has acquired the necessary tools {personal qualities, teaching techniques, all mastery of subject matter) he is on the road to happiness and success known only to those who have devoted themselves to this type of work."

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